Sunday, October 5, 2014

Have You Discovered the Digital Edition of Scholastic Arts, Yet?

Or...maybe you just need a reminder. The April 2014 edition has instructions on using Photoshop for filling and manipulating shapes with text as well as an article about light writing, layered selfies and average imaging.
Here is the link:

Free Photoshop Actions for H.S. Photography Students

My students who are either finishing their first year of Photo 1 or beginning Photo 2 become pretty quick fans of free Photoshop Actions that turn their photos into a Vintage, Lomo, or Cross-Processed Look. These are the style they see everywhere in commercial photography aimed at their market, and, of course, they have apps to do the same thing. But to see Photoshop work magic in front of them is pretty cool. It's important to explain to them that each photo is unique and probably needs tweaking, either within the action responding to its prompts, or after the action is finished. There are many available online.  Here are just a few: